On the Market in the Poconos: Lake Naomi Contemporary in Pocono Pines
This handsome split-level contemporary strikes a happy balance between the modern and the rustic on the inside. And it’s right on the lake too.
One thing we’ve noticed as we’ve surfed the web for Poconos listings is that you can get some really decent places there for not a lot of scratch, in sharp contrast to the Jersey Shore. If you want the most bang for your resort house-buying buck, you should definitely look in Monroe and Pike counties before you search the Shore.
But there are places in the Poconos where you can drop serious coin on a higher-end house. But even here, you will still come out ahead relative to the Shore.
You see the latest evidence in support of this argument in the photo above. Like the previous premium-priced Poconos house we featured, this one is part of the Lake Naomi community in Pocono Pines.
But unlike it, this Lake Naomi contemporary house for sale sits right on Lake Naomi itself.
It’s located right at the lake’s western edge, near the dam that created the lake in 1895. Because the lake is owned by another entity, you can’t build your own boatslip, but it does have a pier extending right to the edge of the lake.
And, of course, owning this house gives you the ability to join the Lake Naomi Club, just up the road from here. That lets you use its boat launch (powerboating is prohibited), its three Olympic-sized swimming pools, its nine-hole golf course, its stocked trout pond, its beaches and its many other amenities. You can store your boat in a separate garage next to this house’s three-car garage.
But speaking of amenities, this house doesn’t lack for them either. You’ll find dramatic, high-ceilinged spaces, cozy fireplaces, and fine fixtures, finishes and fittings throughout this house.
Its focal point is the soaring living room with its full-height stone fireplace. Huge skylights bring the sun in and huge windows do the same for the lake’s wooded shore. It has a balcony overlook above it, and just below it, you’ll find a sunken wine tasting room with a wet bar.
Off to the left of the living room, relative to the front door, lies both the formal dining room and a spacious eat-in kitchen.
The kitchen is very well equipped — it has a five-burner gas range, a double wall oven and pantries with convenient slide-out drawers, not to mention a five-compartment French-door fridge.
Its primary bedroom offers traditional Colonial-style mahogany walls and a private balcony, while one of its upstairs bedrooms offers the modern rustic look thanks to its oak wall planks. As the railings on the balconies make clear, this is one of those contemporary/traditional mixtapes, but it handles the mix with aplomb.
Some of the rooms you see in these photos have been virtually staged to give you an idea of how they might look when furnished. Now, imagine how your furniture might look in that living room. Like what you see in your head? Like what you see here? You know what to do.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 3,774
SALE PRICE: $1,495,000
OTHER STUFF: A $64 per month homeowners association fee covers road maintenance. One of the owners is a licensed Pennsylvania real estate broker. This house’s sale price was reduced by $255,000 on Nov. 11th.